Gunmen with 50 grenades detained in Bangladesh

"Police also seized explosives, gel and other ingredients -- enough to make 50 or more grenades quickly", police superintendant said.

Gunmen with 50 grenades detained in Bangladesh

Gunmen with enough explosives for 50 grenades have been detained in Bangladesh, police said on Thursday, four days before a major election in the South Asian country.

Police in the Gaibandha area about 300 km (180 miles) north of Dhaka said they arrested four Islamist fighters on Thursday and three the previous night, including a commander of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen.

"Police also seized explosives, gel and other ingredients -- enough to make 50 or more grenades quickly", police superintendant S. M. Moniruzzaman said.

But national police chief Noor Mohammad said authorities had no information of any "organised attempt" on top politicians' lives.


Reuters
Last Mod: 25 Aralık 2008, 20:47
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